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  1. #1
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    Default Nuc building fastener question . . .

    I am planning on making some nucs for spring using the plans on the Bushkill website.

    http://robo.bushkillfarms.com/downlo...s5FrameNuc.pdf

    My question is what staples would you pros suggest I use? As the plans state I am making them from 1/2" plywood.

    Would like to buy a decent quality pneumatic stapler for my compressor to make assembly easier. Suggestions on staple length and staple guns appreciated!!

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Nuc building fastener question . . .

    Check out "Where Are You Getting Your Staples" under Forum and then Equipment/Hardware Review. Some info on pneumatic staplers.

    For nails, the recommended length is 3 times thickness of wood. Use 1 1/2 inch nail for 1/2 inch plywood. Check with the Hardware Store or others may comment as well.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Nuc building fastener question . . .

    Despite my best efforts to shoot staples in perpendicularly to the plywood, I still get a lot of blowouts with 1-1/2" staples. So, I've settled on 1-1/8" staples in 1/2" plywood and very rarely get a blowout. I use Titebond III for the real holding power.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Nuc building fastener question . . .

    Just a tip...be sure to keep a couple of drops of oil in your air tool.

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    Default Re: Nuc building fastener question . . .

    I don't really know why we care so much about dimentions of the nucs, other than height It would be so much easier to make 12 inch wide nucs They'll house 8 frames and hardly any wood will be wasted when the plywood is cut into 4 12 inch pieces. WIth 3/4 inch plywood, the width would be 13.5, which is a 1/4 short of the standard, but it does not really matter, I don't think. Nucs are really mostly for your own use, so who care what size they are.
    Last edited by AramF; 11-18-2011 at 09:58 AM.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Nuc building fastener question . . .

    I use 1.5" Deck Screws for my boxes and Nucs. Just a thought.

    Cheers,
    Tony P.
    There must be a harder way to do that... let me find it for you.

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